Bandit Armed with BBQ fork, knife robs store for drug money
WILKES-BARRE, PA - Police say a man looking for cash to replenish his crack supply threatened store clerks with a sharpened barbecue fork and a large kitchen knife during a string of robberies in Pennsylvania.
Timothy Burns was charged Monday with robbery, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a police officer in connection with a pair of heists in Wilkes-Barre.
The Citizens' Voice reports that police say the 31-year-old is also a suspect in three other robberies.
Burns is jailed on $100,000 bail pending a June 25 preliminary hearing. Online court records don't list a lawyer to comment on the charges.
One of the clerks says the man banged a barbecue fork on the counter, lunged at him and demanded money. The clerk says the man bragged he'd never be caught.
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